Verizon Plots 5 New LTE Markets

Verizon Wireless is kicking off 2012 with five new Long Term Evolution (LTE) markets and expansions of the 4G technology in three cities.

On Thursday, the company will turn on its LTE network in Glens Falls and Utica, N.Y.; Lawton, Okla.; and Brownsville and McAllen, Texas. The company is also expanding its network on Jan. 19 in Atlanta, Houston and Spokane, Wash.

See the new markets from the big three carriers on our map below:

View January 2012: New LTE in the USA in a larger map

Why this matters
Verizon has by far the largest LTE footprint in the U.S with 200 million people covered in 195 towns and cities. In comparison, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has launched 26 markets and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) has four cities planned for launch by mid-year.

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